#SaveDouglas – Photos of the unpleasant state of Ekeukwu market, Douglas road
The EkeUkwu Owerri market that sits along Douglas Road has recently grown into an area so appalling that it has been deemed the filthiest place in Owerri. It has turned into a refuse dump where passersby inhale the repelling odours from the putrid surroundings.
The road, equally appalling, has become the center of debate as many people believe that it is unkempt as a result of the nearby market, while others believe poor governance is to blame. There are also speculations that it is a strategy by the government to push the occupants of the market to a new site.
Whatever be the case, it is dangerous to leave the dirt and speaks of poor management on the part of government and management of the market. They can mobilize action to do something about the place because they are affected more.
As Nigeria recently marked her 56th year of independence, an Anglican Priest by the name of Chinemerem Uche, was spotted along the repulsive road where he sat and drank as a protest against the location’s uncleanness. There, he asked the men and women of the market why they waited for the government to take responsibility for the mess.
We hope that his question brings about change to the present state of the area surrounding Douglas Road.